- SLIM - Spigen Thin Fit
- TOUGH - RhinoShield SolidSuit
- TOUGH - Mous Limitless 2.0
- WALLET - Silk Wallet Slayer Vol. 1
- GRIP - Speck Preisidio Grip
- CLEAR - Catalyst Impact Protection
- DESIGN - Samsung LED Back Cover
SLIM: Spigen Thin Fit
This is my go-to daily case, the super slim and not that protective, Spigen Thin Fit Case. It's not only the size that wins me over, but it's also this soft grippy, kinda sticky coating they use on the matte black option.
I prefer the full button cutouts, nothing to get in the way of interacting with the actual phone, and as slim as it is, still offers quite a hump for the camera around back. Honestly, this case is so thin, you almost forget you have a case on.
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TOUGH: RhinoShield SolidSuit
Straight into the complete opposite, for anyone that drops their phone twice every hour, you need a tough case and the RhinoShield SolidSuit Case is one of my favorites to keep your device safe. The standard all-white pairs beautifully with the arctic white S10 and it has a smooth matte finish around back that won't grease up.
It offers a little texture around the edges to help your fingers grip onto it and the case is slim enough that you can still comfortably wrap your hand around it. The buttons are covered and clicky buttons, plenty of coverage around back for all those lenses, and they offer a fancy customization service for gold foiling lettering or jersey style prints too.
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TOUGH: Mous Limitless 2.0
Now I know what you're going to ask, which is better, RhinoShield or Mous cases? I've included both in this list simply because they're both really damn good at keeping your phone safe. In my opinion, it all comes down to style and aesthetics between the two.
I've tested their Airoshock tech inside the case and it does a damn good job at absorbing impact. Combine that with the generous lip along the top and bottom of the case to keep it from faceplanting and the lifted cutout for the camera around back, you're pretty covered for most daily scenarios.
It's the beautiful real bamboo backing you may choose this over the RhinoShield for though. If you're not a real Asian, then they've got a few other real material back options too like a bad boy carbon fiber or a sleek all black leather.
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WALLET: Silk Wallet Slayer Vol. 1
This one not only stores your money but also saves you quite a bit too. The Silk Wallet Slayer Vol. 1 Case is a single piece of all rubber that is really affordable but has so much to offer. It still utilizes it's grippy, sandy like textured edges for that extra umph in your hand and it's got an all matte black finish that won't grease up so easily.
The real beauty of the case, like most things in life, is around back. That big hump that stores up to 3 cards, with a cutout for quick access. It's also got a slight lip to keep your screen lifted when you decide to high five it onto a table.
That's not all folks, there's a slot to stick a card into that will double as a phone stand for all the hands-free watching action. If you're looking to ditch the wallet, an ID, credit card, and metro pass can get you through the day with this one.
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GRIP: Speck Presidio Grip
Now for you really buttery hands, this Speck Presidio Grip case is a must. A hard shell case with strips and strips of rubber throughout the backside and edges, it's almost impossible to let go of this case.
It'll add some bulkiness, but not to the point it ruins the experience of using the phone one-handed. The case wraps the whole screen with a thick rubber lip keep it raised when setting face down and Speck incorporates their Impactium tech too, basically rubber infused throughout the whole inside of the case to form air pockets to help absorb impact.
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CLEAR: Catalyst Impact Protection
If you really want to show off your new Samsung S10, you need a clear case. My favorite continually goes to the Catalyst Impact Protection Case mainly for the simple design, matte flat edges, and trusted protection.
A full clear window around back, no branding to get in the way with fairly flat but textured buttons, not raised, but still clicky. There's a lip around front to do the same for the screen but what makes this case worthy is their impact truss system, designed to cushion drops. It's not a super tough case but can hold it's weight for such a slim design.
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DESIGN: Samsung LED Back Cover
The official Samsung LED Back Cover Case is as the name suggest, a simple plastic, glossy, and thin case that has LEDs built inside of it. It's just fun, you'll scratch your head at how it works, and it's definitely a conversation starter when you say you pull it out at the club.
The case is super simple, a very slim plastic build, glossy on one side and a soft microfiber on the inside. Cutouts for the buttons and throughout the bottom, emphasizing it's slimness. The cool factor does come at the cost of major protection, you're covered for scratches along the table but there isn't any impact protection on this thin mint of a case.